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The Typewriter Database 1961? Optima Super Serial # 1982128 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1961? Optima Super Serial # 1982128 This is a relabeled 1961 or '62 Erika 10. Beautiful machine. When I got it, it was smudged with ribbon ink and vandalized (some jerk had poked holes in the ribbon color indicator with a ballpoint pen). The spacebar was missing. It turns out that the 6-inch spacebar is an unusual length, but one of my parts machines, a Royal Safari, had one of that length. Does the color match? No. But the typewriter works fine now. It's going up for sale at The Urban Legend Institute.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1961? Optima Super

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1961? Optima Super
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1982128

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-26-2014 at 08:36AM
Last Edit: 10-26-2014 at 08:36AM

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This is a relabeled 1961 or '62 Erika 10. Beautiful machine. When I got it, it was smudged with ribbon ink and vandalized (some jerk had poked holes in the ribbon color indicator with a ballpoint pen). The spacebar was missing. It turns out that the 6-inch spacebar is an unusual length, but one of my parts machines, a Royal Safari, had one of that length. Does the color match? No. But the typewriter works fine now. It's going up for sale at The Urban Legend Institute.


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Richard Polt
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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: polt@xavier.edu